Foreword of Islamic Laws

By the grace of Allah, The World Federation is pleased to present to the community a new translation of the Tawḍīḥ al-Masā il of His Eminence al-Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani (may Allah protect him). The first translation of this work, by Mulla Asgharali M. M. Jaffer, was published by The World Federation in 1994. This edition contains new rulings, as well as changes to some previous rulings, and is annotated by the translator.

Throughout this project we have kept the Office of His Eminence al-Sistani informed and updated. The work has been long-awaited and much-demanded by many community members. The Islamic Education Department of The World Federation has tried for many years to make this a reality but constantly faced obstacles in this task. We were therefore delighted when Shaykh Mohammed Ali Ismail accepted the challenge and agreed to translate this most vital work for us. Not only is this a high-quality translation but it is also a well-researched work that contains helpful footnotes as well as numerous clarifications in square brackets, which will assist readers to better understand the rulings and perform their duties to Allah.

I also acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of the editors as well as the support of The World Federation office bearers. A special word of thanks goes to Sayyid Aliraza Naqvi, formerly The World Federation Assistant Secretary General responsible for Islamic Education, as it was he who commenced this project. May Allah reward them and everyone else who has contributed to this work with the best in this life and in the hereafter, and may He grant them all increased success and grace.

Kumail Rajani

Head of Islamic Education Department, The World Federation

Qum, Jumādā al-Ūlā 1436 / March 2015

App Acknowledgements

The World Federation acknowledges the work of Unique Apps Ltd for the original design of this app, and for converting the original three books to digital format. This excellent work still forms the bedrock of this app and we are pleased to be able to take on the mantle of providing the work of this great scholar to the world.

The World Federation acknowledges the contribution of the Orison Charitable Trust without whose support this app would never have come into existence. Your foresight into the needs of the community and courage to support the ambitious project are commendable and for this we owe a deep debt of gratitude.

The World Federation would like to thank the team at ASR APPS for their support in the development and updating of this app.

What’s New

Version 1.2

The World Federation announces the latest version of the iSistani app. This version has the latest rulings from His Eminence al-Sayyid Ali al-Sistani (may God protect him) as well as new and amended rulings from the Third Edition of Islamic Laws.

The app's purpose-built design allows you to quickly search through multiple laws, add your own notes and bookmark anything you want to refer back to – all in a few simple taps. The app works offline, so you will always have the Laws at your fingertips.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

dubZswagGer ,

Works properly

Would be great if the backswipe brought you to the page before and not the side menu every time

H B 237 ,

Good app needs a few bug fixes to be 5 star

Good app, it’s new so naturally there are lots of bugs. Major ones are that the “Ask their jurist” and “leave feedback” options aren’t working. Also the app could use some better formatting in regards to the text displays. Lastly the World Federation icon on the bottom left covers some of the options, may be cause the app isn’t optimized to smaller screens (I have iPhone SE)

IsmaelBalkhi ,

Works As Expected

Very well designed and easy to navigate.


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